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Lucky Eight

5204 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.639978 -74.004932
nr. 52nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-851-8862 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 10am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


An institution in Brooklyn's Chinatown, Lucky Eight packs its dozen tables nightly with several generations of hungry families. Tanks of sea creatures—eel, kingfish, crayfish—and hanging roast ducks may provide a dubious greeting, but further in, beyond the fossilized shark fins, relatives cozy up to neat, glass-topped tables, where they order something from the tanks, perhaps, prepared with little fanfare. Lucky Eight’s two most popular dishes are Pride of Lucky Eight and T-bone steak. The former seasons baby squid, springy abalone, dried scallions, and moist shiitake mushrooms with sesame oil and ginger; the latter nestles medium-rare meat under a pile of crunchy asparagus. In Chinese culture, the number eight is providential. Yet it isn’t luck that draws this loyal following. It's the kitchen's preternatural way with a wok.

Recommended Dishes

Pride of Lucky Eight, $16.95; T-bone steak, $19.95

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